When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag on Sunday for the FedEx 400 from Dover, Kyle Busch will be looking for the “Dover Sweep.” Earlier this weekend Busch won the Truck Series race and the Nationwide Series race. In fact, Busch has dominated for most of his career when he has ran in the Truck Series and Nationwide Series.
Busch has 134 career NASCAR wins to his name from their top-three series. Of those 134 wins only 29 of them have come from the Sprint Cup Series, which means he has 105 combined wins between the Truck Series and Nationwide Series. Now both of those series are also very competitive and other Sprint Cup drivers compete in those series as well. At the end of the day no race is truly easy to win so credit is due and earned each time that Busch wins a race.
The question is; do all of the wins in the other series hurt or add to Busch’s legacy?
Busch detractors will argue that he is taking better equipment into the lower series which automatically gives him an advantage. They will also argue that the majority of the competition that he is racing against is far less talented than he is. Lastly, those critics will point out that if he were to focus all of his attention on Sprint Cup than he might win more Cup races and possibly contend for a championship.
Busch supporters on the other hand will say that a win is a win. Supporters will say that Busch is a more talented driver because he is able to win on so many different levels with each car/truck being so different from one another. Supporters will also argue that there is a lot of talent in those levels and when his wins looks easy it is only because he himself is that great of a driver.
What do you think?